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 1 Kings 3:1 - 28
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 3  - Click for Chapter Audio
3:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Solomon R123 formed F41 a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter and R124 brought her to the city of David until R125 he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD and the R126 wall around Jerusalem.
 
3:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The R127 people were still sacrificing on the high places, because there was no house built for the name of the LORD until those days.
 
3:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Solomon R128 loved the LORD, walking R129 in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
 
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The R130 king went to Gibeon R131 to sacrifice there, for R132 that was the great high place; Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
In R133 Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in R134 a dream at night; and God said, "Ask R135 what you wish me to give you."
 
3:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Solomon said, "You R136 have shown great lovingkindness to Your servant David my father, according R137 as he walked before You in truth F42 and righteousness and uprightness of heart toward You; and You R138 have reserved F43 for him this great lovingkindness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
 
3:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now, O LORD my God, You R139 have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I R140 am but a little child; I R141 do not know how to go out or come in.
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Your R142 servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a R143 great people who are too many to be numbered or counted.
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"So give R144 Your servant an F44 understanding heart to judge Your people to R145 discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great F45 people of Yours?"
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It F46 was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not R146 asked for yourself long F47 life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment F48 to understand justice,
 
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
behold, I R147 have done according to your words. Behold, I R148 have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I R149 have also given you what you have not asked, both riches R150 and honor, so that there will not be any among the kings like you all your days.
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"If R151 you walk in My ways, keeping My statutes and commandments, as your father David walked, then I will prolong R152 your days."
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Solomon R153 awoke, and behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and made peace offerings, and made R154 a feast for all his servants.
 
3:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him.
 
3:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The one woman said, "Oh, my lord, this F49 woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house.
 
3:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house.
 
3:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"This woman's son died in the night, because she lay on it.
 
3:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom.
 
3:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead; but when I looked at him carefully in the morning, behold, he was not my son, whom I had borne."
 
3:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the other woman said, "No! For the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son." But the F50 first woman said, "No! For the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son." Thus they spoke before the king.
 
3:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the king said, "The F51 one says, `This is my son who is living, and your son is the dead one'; and the F51 other says, `No! For your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.' "
 
3:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The king said, "Get me a sword." So they brought a sword before the king.
 
3:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other."
 
3:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for she R155 F52 was deeply stirred over her son and said, "Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him." But the other said, "He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!"
 
3:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king said, "Give the F53 first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother."
 
3:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed F54 down, they feared the king, for they R156 saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer F55 justice.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F41 Lit made himself a son-in-law of Pharaoh
F42 Or faithfulness
F43 Lit kept
F44 Lit a hearing
F45 Lit heavy
F46 Lit the thing
F47 Lit many days
F48 Lit hearing
F49 Lit I and this woman
F50 Lit this one was saying
F51 Lit this one
F52 Lit her compassion grew warm
F53 Lit her the living child
F54 Lit judged
F55 Lit do

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R123 1 Kings 7:8; 9:16,24; 2 Chronicles 8:11
R124 1 Kings 9:24
R125 1 Kings 7:1;
R126 1 Kings 9:15
R127 Leviticus 17:3-5; Deuteronomy 12:2,13,14; 1 Kings 22:43
R128 Deuteronomy 6:5; 10:12,13; 11:13; 30:16; Psalms 31:23; 145:20; 1 Corinthians 8:3
R129 1 Kings 2:3; 9:4; 11:4,6,38
R130 2 Chronicles 1:3
R131 Joshua 18:21-25
R132 1 Chronicles 16:39; 21:29
R133 1 Kings 9:2;
R134 Numbers 12:6; Matthew 1:20;
R135 John 15:7
R136 2 Samuel 7:8-17; 2 Chronicles 1:8
R137 1 Kings 9:4
R138 1 Kings 1:48
R139 1 Chronicles 22:9-13
R140 1 Chronicles 29:1; Jeremiah 1:6,7
R141 Numbers 27:17
R142 Exodus 19:6; Deuteronomy 7:6
R143 Genesis 15:5; 22:17
R144 2 Chronicles 1:10; Psalms 72:1,2; Proverbs 2:3-9; James 1:5
R145 2 Samuel 14:17; Hebrews 5:14
R146 James 4:3
R147 1 John 5:14,15
R148 1 Kings 4:29-31; 5:12; 10:23,24; Ecclesiastes 1:16
R149 1 Kings 4:21-24; 10:23,27; Matthew 6:33; Ephesians 3:20
R150 Proverbs 3:16
R151 1 Kings 3:6
R152 Psalms 91:16; Proverbs 3:2
R153 Genesis 41:7
R154 1 Kings 8:65
R155 Genesis 43:30; Isaiah 49:15; Jeremiah 31:20; Hosea 11:8
R156 1 Kings 3:9,11,12; Daniel 1:17; Colossians 2:2,3

 
 

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